We Welcome You
Saint Gabriel Episcopal Church of Portland, Oregon is located in the Bethany area of Washington County between Beaverton and Hillsboro. Visit us at 17435 NW West Union Rd, Portland, OR 97229.
Welcome from Mother LouAnn
Welcome to our church! I am excited to share some information about this community I love so much!
I first came to St. Gabriel in the fall of 2004, planning to spend one year serving as their part-time priest, then to return to my full-time job as Head Chaplain at Oregon Episcopal School. Given that I am writing this, you know that planned return did not happen. Why? I fell in love with the people here. What I found was a community of people dedicated to building a strong relationship with the Holy One. One of the wonderful aspects of the Episcopal Church is that no two people see the Holy in the exact same way…and we like that! The common belief held here is in the power of Love, and the promise of hope. The shared experience is often one of joy. We really like to be with one another, and we love to welcome new people into our midst. To really understand what this church is like, one needs to worship here.
Here at St. Gabriel we love to repeat the Archangel’s message found in Luke’s Gospel, “…with God nothing shall be impossible.” It is something we believe.
Please join us for worship on Sundays at 8:00 am and at 10:00am, Wednesdays at 9:30am , or stop by to visit during office hours Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-2:00 and Friday from 9:00-1:00.
St. Gabriel’s is a church you just have to visit – see you soon!
The Rev. LouAnn Pickering, Rector (aka Mama Lou)
Lent/Easter 2019 Schedule
Mar 13-Apr 10: Lent Series: Forgiveness, Wednesdays, 6:00pm
March 30: Mental Health First Aid Class (with NAMI), 8:00am-4:30pm
April 14: Palm Sunday Services, 8:00am and 10:00am
April 14: Community Egg Hunt, 3:00pm
April 18: Maundy Thursday Service (foot washing), 7:30pm
April 18: Altar of Repose, 9:00pm – 6:00am (Apr 19)
April 19: Seven Last Words of Christ, 12noon
April 19: Stations of the Cross, 2:30pm
April 19: Youth Stations of the Cross, 5:30pm
April 19: Good Friday Service, 7:30pm
April 20: Confession (by appointment), 10:00am – 12noon
April 20: Easter Vigil Service, 8:00pm
April 21: Easter Day Services, 8:00am and 10:00am